KEGS Biology Blog

6th September 2012 Section 3
September 5, 2012, 11:59 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Glucose Structure


4 Comments so far
Leave a comment

A helpful revision page for carbohydrates-

Comment by roobennithi

-Is a Hexase sugar (six carbon bonds)
-Has 2 forms, Alpha α and Beta β

-Plants making cellulose
-Active transport
-Energy-passed via foodchains
(Can be converted into Glycogen used when exercising)

Key Words:
Alpha and Beta Glucose
Condensation Reaction (forms water)
Covalent Bonding
Glycosidic Bonds

Photosynthesis Equation=

-Form of Carbohydrate-a family of molecules (atoms of carbon and components of water)
-Glucose is a monomer that makes up starch

-6 carbons, 12 hydrogens and 6 Oxygens
-As a dry powder it has a straight chain form
-When dissolved in water, chains form into ring structures (2 different forms of ring for both alpha and beta)
-carbon atoms numbered clockwise from oxygen atom (represented with circle)
-Alpha and Beta glucose make polysaccharides which have different properties (Alpha Monosaccharide Hexose)

Comment by graciemarlow

useful revision website-

Comment by roobennithi

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: